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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
CONTACT: Leah Mohr, deputy executive director, South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, (605) 773-3201 or (605) 280-4327

PUC's Kolbeck named regional association president

PIERRE, S.D. – Steve Kolbeck, vice chairman of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, was elected as president of the Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC) this month. Kolbeck takes the helm of the organization comprised of regulatory utility commissioners from 15 states. He will serve a one-year term.

MARC representatives hail from Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin. The group was formed in 1956 to facilitate discussions and networking among commissioners about regulatory and policy issues affecting their states, region and the nation.

As president, Kolbeck will oversee the 2011 MARC annual meeting scheduled for June 12-15, 2011, in Rapid City, S.D. An estimated 300 attendees are expected for the convention.

Kolbeck previously held leadership roles as secretary, treasurer and vice president of MARC.

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MEDIA NOTE: Contact PUC staff member Tina Douglas ( or 605-773-3201) for a photo of Commissioner Kolbeck.